I am Dr James Smith: Scholar | Editor | Coach
Scrivener & Smith is where my activities merge.
A little about me: I received my doctorate in History from the University of Western Australia in 2014, and have been living and working in the United Kingdom for several years. My first academic book, Water in Medieval Intellectual Culture: Case-Studies from Twelfth-Century Monasticism, is forthcoming from Brepols Publishers. I have also edited a volume entitled The Passenger: Medieval Texts and Transits, due soon from punctum books. I am a Research Associate in the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of York, and an active scholar and writer. I balance my time between scholarly research and freelance services.
In addition I have over six years of scholarly editing experience in academic and commercial publishing. Most recently, this has included freelance work as a house editor and advanced editor (online testing) for Thomson Reuters UK. I offer editorial and coaching services, and can take your themed journal issue, essay collection, or monograph from concept to finished product.
This site presents the professional portfolio of my life – research, editing, new projects, and new ideas. It is the balance of my personality and life. Whether you have come here for my ideas, my services, or to know more about me, welcome.